The Obvious: Concerts
Very much to my surprise big stars from Oasis over Linkin Park to Rihanna and whoever else you will find on the cover of the latest magazines actually DO find the way to our little red dot and play concerts here on a regular basis. (Next are RnB Kings N.E.R.D tomorrow evening, 20th March at the Esplanade and Oasis on the 5th of April at the Indoor Stadium)
Most of the “big” concerts are played at the “Singapore Indoor Stadium”, the “Esplanades Concert Halls” or (not very often) at the Kallang Stadium which seats around 50.000 people.
You will find all the event calenders for upcoming concerts on Singapore’s official ticket provider Sistic.om.sg.
The Local: Live Bands – Bars
If you are interested in the local music scene and your wallets screams “Eeempty” anyway, then there are plenty, and i mean plenty, of bars and places to go which offer more then good quality “Live Band Performances” every day of the week.
You will find everything from Blues, over Jazz, to Metal, HipHop, Mainstream and Peruvian Flute Bands.
Some of my personal favorites are:
- • Timbre@The Substation – Rock
- • WallaWalla – Rock
- • Balaclava – Rock
- • Jazz@SouthBridge – Jazz
- • Blue Jazz Bar – Jazz
- • Mama’s Caribbean Bar – Reggae
Check this good list out for an overview over Singapore’s best Live Music Bars
The Sunday Afternoon: Free Gigs
Another great opportunity to relax while listening to some great, and most important free, live music, are one of the many free gigs and concerts you will find every week in Singapore if you know where to look at:
- • Almost every weekend there are free Jazz or Classical concerts at the Botanical Garden which you can combine with a wonderful picnic to end off your weekend as done by me many times before.
The Schedule For Botanical Garden Events Is Here
- • Or you check out the online schedule for one of the music festivals or live performances at the Esplanade or Fort Kenning Park.
Look the calendar for Esplanade free concerts up here.
Where Are Your Favorite “Live Music” Places In Singapore?
Share with us where you usually go to listen to good live music, pubs, clubs, bars or concerts!
What was your favorite concert and which Festival cant you wait for to begin?
Please post your thoughts in the Comments below!